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March 2017
March 2017

Thu. 9 Mar, 2017

Fascinating Plants Day, Umeå, Sweden (Thu. 9 Mar, 2017 12:00 - 15:00)

Fascinerande växter – seminariedag om växtforskning i Umeå

Forskare från Umeå Plant Science Center – Umeå universitet och SLU – berättar om sin forskning. UR Samtiden är på plats och filmar för Kunskapskanalen.

Populärvetenskapliga föredrag på temat fascinerande växter.

Kaffe och te i pausen.                             

Alla är välkomna!

Program: Torsdagen den 9 mars

P-O Bäckströms sal (aulan), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU)

12.00 Välkommen! Natalie von der Lehr (moderator, frilansjournalist)

12.05 Hur vet träden att det är höst? (svensk presentation) Stefan Jansson (professor, Umeå universitet) På hösten får träden sina höstfärger och bladen faller till slut men hur vet träden egentligen att hösten kommer? Professor Stefan Jansson vid Umeå universitet förklarar hur trädens kalender fungerar och varför bladen blir gula på hösten.

12.30 How do plants make plumbing pipes from cells? (engelsk presentation) Sacha Escamez (postdoktor, Umeå universitet) Sacha Escamez will explain how plants utilize some of their cells to build pipe-like structures that allow them draw water and nutrients in the soil in order to distribute it throughout their bodies.

12.55 Fotosyntesen – ett samarbete mellan cellens energifabriker (svensk presentation) Per Gardeström (professor, Umeå universitet)  Per Gardeström kommer att förklara hur fotosyntesen fungerar för att med hjälp av solljus fixera koldioxid från luften. Han kommer fokusera på samarbetet mellan kloroplaster och mitokondrier som båda är delar av växtcellerna och viktiga för deras energiförsörjning. 

13.20 Traffic in plant cells – sending cargo the right way (engelsk presentation) Anirban Baral (postdoktor med Rishikesh Bhalerao, SLU) Anirban Baral will explain how different compartments with different functions in a plant cell exchange information and material between each other. He will show with specific examples what happens with the plant when the traffic is not regulated properly. 

13.45 Chemicals as tools to dissect plants (engelsk presentation) Siamsa Doyle (forskare med Stéphanie Roberts, SLU)  Siamsa Doyle, plant cell biologist, will talk about the use of chemicals that block proteins controlling plant functions. The effects of these chemicals on the plants can tell researchers a lot about the proteins and their roles in plant growth and development. Like this, chemicals can be used to virtually “dissect” plants and learn more about them.

14.10 Paus och kaffe

14.40 Getting together: The fungus-root symbiosis in forest tree (engelsk presentation) Judith Felten (universitetslektor, SLU) Judith Felten, group leader at UPSC, will talk about the knowns and unknowns of the fascinating mechanism that allows roots and fungi to form a beneficial relationship (symbiosis). The fungus provides soil-nutrients to the tree and receives photosynthetic sugars from the tree. Like this both partners benefit from each other and stimulate each other’s growth. 

15.05 Därför är världen grön – om växter och deras försvar (svensk presentation) Benedicte Albrectson (forskare, Umeå universitet) Benedicte Albrectson kommer att tala om hur växter försvarar sig med hjälp av kemiska ämnen. Hon kommer fokusera på en speciell klass av dessa ämnen, som kallas fenoler, och förklara hur hennes forskargrupp analyserar dem. 

15.30 Framtidens skogsgenetik med gamla fältförsök (svensk presentation) Anders Fries (forskare, SLU)  Anders Fries forskare i skogsgenetik berättar om vad gamla fältförsök har lärt oss om vedegenskaper och vad molekylärgenetiska studier i dem kan lära oss.

Tue. 14 Mar, 2017

Bioekonomiriksdag, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden (Tue. 14 Mar, 2017 10:00 - Wed. 15 Mar, 2017 18:00)

Come meet Bio4Energy's programme managers at this event: Dan Boström and Ulrika Rova

Wed. 15 Mar, 2017

Gasification 2017, Helsinki, Finland (Wed. 15 Mar, 2017 8:00 - 9:00)

ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on 15-16 March 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities. The event will be providing an ideal setting to convene with your peers to discuss both current operational & future planned gasification plants, end product markets, potential barriers & support policies as well as project economics & finance.

Agenda Committee:
  • Thomas von Kossak, Shell
  • Alison Kerester, The Gasification And Syngas Technologies Council
  • Juhani Isaksson, Valmet
  • Reinhard Rauch, Bioenergy 2020+
  • Christiaan Van Der Meijden, Biomass Energy Engineering
  • Chris Higman, Higman Consulting GmbH
  • Silvio Arienti, Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Berend Vreugdenhil, ‎Innovation Manager Gasification, ECN
Site Visit:

Exclusive Lahti Energy’s Kymijärvi II power plant Site Visit – Tuesday 14th March 2017

During the afternoon of 14th of March 2017 up to 40 conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Lahti Energy’s Kymijärvi II power plant. Kymijärvi II is the world’s first gasification plant that utilizes solid recovered fuel (SRF). At the 160 MW plant, waste-derived fuel is gasified, the gas is cooled down and cleaned, and the clean gas is then burned in the boiler.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Thu. 16 Mar, 2017

Tue. 21 Mar, 2017

International Day of Forests 2017 (Tue. 21 Mar, 2017 1:00 - 2:00)

International Day of Forests 2017

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organise activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on ForestsThe theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

Mon. 27 Mar, 2017

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 9:00 - Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 17:00)

7th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference in Stockholm 28-30 March 2017

ERIFORE Workshop on European Infrastructure for Bioeconomy, Stockholm, Sweden (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 9:00 - 17:00)

ERIFORE öppen workshop 27 mars om europeisk infrastruktur för skogsbaserad bioekonomi -- 2nd open ERIFORE Workshop on 27th of March 2017

We warmly welcome you to the 2nd open ERIFORE Workshop on 27 March, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

ERIFORE is a Horizon 2020 funded project with the aim to establish a cooperation network between European open access research infrastructures in the field of forest based bioeconomy(www.erifore.eu).The project uses a participatory approach to involve a variety of actors in a dialogue on the research infrastructure capabilities and future development needs in order to establish a strong collaboration network in Europe.

The aim of the workshop is to present an overview of European forest based research infrastructure capabilities and emerging concepts to response plans for future infrastructure needs. Initial business and governance models for alternative research infrastructure cooperation arrangements will be discussed. In addition, the team of ERIFORE will present three selected case studies assessing the capability of European forest-based bioeconomy research infrastructure in new bio-based product development. Gathering the main research institutions and key industrial players active in this field opens up a unique opportunity for networking, discussion of future strategies and exploitation of knowledge.

The workshop will be held at Tidningshuset in Stockholm.

Please register by 15.3.2017. The event is free of charge, however there are limited number of seats available for workshop.

Link to the registration


Mika Härkönen, ERIFORE Coordinator, VTT (Finland)

Tue. 28 Mar, 2017

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 9:00 - Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 17:00)

7th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference in Stockholm 28-30 March 2017

Wed. 29 Mar, 2017

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 9:00 - Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 17:00)

7th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference in Stockholm 28-30 March 2017

Thu. 30 Mar, 2017

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Mon. 27 Mar, 2017 9:00 - Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 17:00)

7th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference in Stockholm 28-30 March 2017



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